The ABCs of Identity

The other day my six year-old niece asked me if the Israelis were Muslims. Of course her question didn’t shock me. After all, she has been trying to make sense of the news she is hearing around her about Gaza. Her mind has not been polluted yet by all the religious squabbles taking over this…

Random Thought, Rising Windows, and , Readable Minds

Today was a quiet day at work, a silent day in our department, and I was a sleepy girl trying to maintain some form of concentration while fasting. I spent a good portion of my time fighting the urge to doze off under the chilled air of the AC, but I didn’t . In fact,…

Older? Wiser ? or Jaded?

They say that you get older and wiser with age, but I wonder if the term wiser is really accurate. I’m sure we get older. After all, this fact is related to the passing of time, the ticking of minutes, and the flow of the hours, days, weeks, months, and years. But does this passing…

Guilty Pleasures

I’m guilty of loving to shop. I tried to fight it for a long time, and yet I find a certain pleasure in buying myself something new every once in a while. I’m still not a fan of spending hours in the mall, and I don’t aimlessly wonder from store to store, only to go…

Fifteen Things You Should NOT Obsess About !

I don’t claim to be a psychologist, sociologist, or expert on human relations. I’m far from any of these designations! In fact, I am a normal person who has had her share of obsessive moments, and over the years, I have learned that obsessing over certain issues is really a lost cause. From my modest,…

Why So Negative !

The other day, while I was waiting for my niece to finish dabka practice. One of the mommies in the group told us that everyone living outside Jordan is better behaved then us, while another woman blamed Amman’s so called negativity on the fact that we don’t have a seaside. Hearing these words, I wondered,…